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Celestar Corporation

Program Assistant 2

Position description

The Celestar Corporation has been issued an IMMEDIATE Task Order to provide support to the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). As a result, we’re looking for a Program Assistant who will be seated in Washington, DC. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to post for this challenging opportunity.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: A Secret security clearance is required for this position; however, the Assistant can begin work with an interim Secret clearance.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) Year from the Date of Award with the potential for four (4) follow-on Option Years.
The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

The Program Assistant provides programmatic, contractual, logistical, monitoring and evaluation, and administrative support to the Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP) Office, primarily the Central America team and other teams as required. In particular, the Program Assistant will coordinate, prepare, assemble, and track program management documentation for contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, inter-agency agreements, and agreements with international organizations. These documents serve as the backbone of implementation of over $500 million/year of foreign assistance programs in the hemisphere. The Program Assistant will track and compile metrics in support of administration priorities in the office, providing the Office Director, Deputy Director, and Central America team with regular updates on quantitative and qualitative information reported from posts. At the request of the Team Leader, the Program Assistant will manage assigned programmatic portfolios and will support monitoring and evaluation efforts to measure the impact of Central America programs as well as others in the office. The Program Assistant will organize and attend meetings and provide other general administrative and programmatic support to assist the office and the Central America team.

Hours for the position will be the core hours of the Department of State: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.

This position has been designated as 40% telework and will require the incumbent to report to the physical work location six days per federal government pay period. This designation does not guarantee telework privileges for the contractor employee; INL reserves the right to expand the requirement for in-person presence at the physical work location if the contractor employee is unable to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position remotely. INL may also require the incumbent to report to the physical work location additional days within a pay period as required to support office or program needs.

Supplemental hours for this position are authorized in accordance with the award and shall not exceed the designated ceiling.

The physical work location is the INL/WHP office at State Annex 1, Columbia Plaza, 2401 E St., NW, Washington, DC.

DoS will provide office space, computer, phone, and other required equipment and supplies necessary to complete all job requirements. DoS will own and maintain all furnished property.

Travel is authorized for this position in accordance with the award and shall not exceed the designated ceiling.

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